Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program

Frequently Asked Questions

fountainWhat are the program dates?

  • The move in date for the MESP is Saturday, June 23rd between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Parent and student orientation begins at 11.
  • Lunch will be served at noon, and the program ends with a dinner program.
  • Classes start on Monday, June 25th and end on Friday, August 3rd.

Do I need spending money?

Spending money is optional. All meals and books will be provided. However, there are a few venues on campus you may want to visit, and we will be taking field trips off campus on weekends.

Do I have to participate in both programs?

Yes. Students must participate in both the Summer Bridge Program and the Living Learning Community.

How do I apply for the Program?

Complete the on-line application.

What should I bring when I come?

Since you will be moving into the residence halls for six weeks, you should bring clothing, personal toiletries, and other electronic permitted by the university.  For a complete list visit Residence Life's "What to bring to campus." 

Can I stay in my same room for next fall and spring semesters?

Probably, but we are still determining this based on residence hall updates.

Will I be able to go home on weekends?

NO. With exception of the Fourth of July, students will be expected to stay on campus for the duration of the program. Students leaving campus overnight without the written permission of the coordinator may be dismissed.

Will I have access to a computer? Should I bring a laptop?
Is the campus wireless?

The residence hall and library are equipped with laptop as well as desk top computers. Yes, the campus has wireless Internet connectivity.

Can I bring a car for the summer?

No. Students are asked not to bring their cars to campus for this six week period. 

Who are the peer mentors?

Peer mentors are students who have successfully navigated their first year of college. Each student accepted into the program will be assigned a peer mentor who will help provide peer-to-peer guidance to MESP students.

Will I share a room with someone?

Yes, students will be sharing a room. If you have a friend also participating, you may request to have that person as a roommate.

Are the residence halls air conditioned?


Is there a curfew in the residence hall?

Yes, classes and events related to the program will end between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Residence Halls are closed between midnight and 6 a.m., and MESP participants are expected to be in their halls during those hours.

Is there security?

Yes, we have campus police on patrol. In addition, all residence halls require Rocket ID card swipe access to enter.

What is the schedule for the dining hall?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served in your residence hall dining room during the week.

Each meal includes buffet offerings so students can put together their favorite meals everyday---as much as they want.

Dining hours will be posted in the lobby of your residence hall.

Weekend meal vouchers let you get out to dining places on campus.

Is there an ATM on campus?

Yes. The primary bank on campus is Huntington Bank.

Are there telephones in the room?

Yes, for local phone calls and incoming calls only. Students can bring their cell phones.


Last Updated: 2/28/18